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  • Good News from Europe after Ireland Auction Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 10:31 AM ET

    Guidance for FY 2011 is for operating profit growth better than 2 percent. But with North America still contributing about 40 percent of the profits, even that lackluster guidance may not be a slam dunk.

  • Diageo Uses Scotch to Plug Gap in Pension Plan Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 10:57 AM ET

    Diageo, the maker of Johnnie Walker whiskey, found an innovative way to plug a gaping deficit in its pension plan: put aside 2 million barrels of maturing whiskey from its distilleries in Scotland. The NYT reports.

  • The World's Coolest Jobs ... Ever Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 10:55 AM ET

    You think of drinking whiskey and playing golf as things you do in your leisure time to unwind. But some people actually get paid to do these things. What is their day-to-day life like? What did they do to get there? Click here to read about the World's Coolest Jobs ... Ever!

  • A Dream Job for Whiskey Lovers Tuesday, 29 Jun 2010 | 2:40 PM ET

    Here's a dream job for the, how shall we say, the more distinguished gentleman or woman, who enjoys a fine glass of whiskey now and again: An apprentice to the master distiller of an Irish whiskey maker!

  • Gulf Prepares for Possible Blackouts Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 11:14 AM ET
    A Greenpeace activist walks on an oil-covered beach along the Gulf of Mexico on May 20, 2010 near Venice, Louisiana. Although BP says that it is capturing more of the massive oil leak, thousands of barrels continue gushing into the Gulf south of the Louisiana coast.

    Blackouts are one more possible problem related to the BP oil spill for the residents of the Gulf of Mexico region. If that happens, the power outages have the potential to impact homes and businesses from western Louisiana to eastern Florida.

  • 5 Stock Picks For Father's Day Friday, 18 Jun 2010 | 6:32 PM ET

    What are you planning on buying for your dad this Father’s Day? Ties and electronics? Buy him stocks instead, suggested Tom Anderson, associate editor at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. He shared his best plays.

  • Avoid GDP Growth Slump—Invest Here: Portfolio Manager Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 1:02 PM ET

    Stocks slipped Wednesday after a report showed housing starts fell much more than expected. Charles Crane, managing director at Douglass Winthrop Advisors, and Sarat Sethi, partner and portfolio manager at Douglas C. Lane & Associates, shared their insights.

  • You Got Iced

    No sooner had Alex Rospos arrived from Los Angeles for a Memorial Day weekend on the Jersey Shore than he witnessed, and fell victim to, his first prolonged session playing what has become the nation’s biggest viral drinking game, otherwise known as “icing.”

  • Constellation Brands got a lift Tuesday when UBS analyst Kaumil Gajrawala  raised his 12-month target share price to $21 from $18. The alcoholic-beverage maker's shares have gained at least 15 percent over the past month. But Gajrawala said Constellation stock is still "cheapest" in its sector.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Earnings Season Ain’t Over Yet Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 6:33 PM ET

    Here are the reports to watch this week.

  • No More Dumpster Diving for Cheap Stocks Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 5:50 AM ET

    Last year investors just had to buy the "cheapest, nastiest stocks" around and watch them rally in the "dash to trash," but this year requires a more measured approach, Karen Olney, strategist from UBS, told CNBC Monday.

  • 10 Holiday Cocktail Recipes Friday, 20 Nov 2009 | 1:51 PM ET
    Retailers aren't the only ones with a lot at stake during the holidays. About one-third of all spirits sales are rung up during the last two months of the year, according to the industry's trade group, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. Although office parties are getting downsized --or eliminated-- this year, people will still gather and celebrate the holidays with family and friends. We asked some of the nation's top bartenders for their suggestions  on  what to serve at holid

    We asked some of the nation's top mixologists for their suggestions on what to serve at holiday celebrations. Here are the recipes!

  • Prep Your Portfolio for Next Week: Stock Pickers Friday, 20 Nov 2009 | 11:20 AM ET

    Terrence Dolan, CEO of Benjamin & Jerold Brokerage and Peter Andersen, portfolio manager at Congress Asset Management told investors how to prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.

  • Profit From These Sin Stocks: Finance Professor Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 4:54 PM ET

    Investors gain 2.5 percent a year investing in “sin stocks”—tobacco, alcohol and gambling. Marcin Kacperczyk, professor of finance at NYU Stern, explains the “price of sin” and how it may help investors boost their portfolios.

  • A Little Captain For Your Portfolio Wednesday, 2 Sep 2009 | 5:51 PM ET

    Many people think companies that sell spirits are a sure bet during a recession. Find out if they’re right from alcohol seller Diagio.

  • Is the Rally Running Out of Steam? Relax. Thursday, 27 Aug 2009 | 11:33 AM ET

    At after-work drinks yesterday, Wall Street's yawn at better than expected economic news yesterday was being held up as an example that the summer rally was clearly running out of steam. 

  • Profiting From Sustainable Dividend Stocks Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 4:26 PM ET

    "There’s a lot out there that’s very attractive from sustainable dividends," said Peter Andersen of Congress Asset Management. He shared a few strategies to boost investors' portfolios before the weekend.

  • Mad Mail: Drinking Through This Recession Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 8:06 PM ET

    Plus, Cramer picks his favorite agriculture play and explains his Nucor call.

  • Stock Picker Likes 6 Big-Name Consumer Staples Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 4:49 PM ET

    The abrupt end of Wall Street's latest rally proves once again that short-term investing is a hazardous business, according to Sarat Sethi of Douglas C. Lane & Associates. That having been said, there are more short-term opportunities coming.